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Thumbs up 2015 Daytona 24hr

A HUGE congratulations to Al Carter for his GTD class WIN at Daytona this weekend! And to the Taylor brothers for their 3rd place overall finish! Great job, guys!

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Congrats to Al who was his usual iron-man self having extended seat time in two different cars during the 24.

Given what Al's spent on racing that's probably the most expensive Rolex on the planet. :-)

A well deserved high honor.

Good stuff.

Wanted the Taylor's to hang on for the win but a driver scheduling error did them in. As Jordon said, sounding like his gracious dad, at least they had a strong race and will move on to the regular season P2 in points. Lots to be thankful for.
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I agree Pat: well-deserved!

I also really wanted the Taylors to hang on. Jordan was great in his post-race interview, despite how tough it must have been.

Now, what are your thoughts on what Tommy Kendall had to say? Basically, that he would have kept Jordan in and then left it up to the stewards to decide whether they would assess the penalty. Would the penalty have disqualified them entirely, or would there have been a time penalty assessed? Would that time penalty have knocked them off the podium? The announcers did say that they would have bet on Jordan's taking the lead on the restart. Did the possible reward (winning the race) outweigh the risks?
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Didn't hear that comment from Tommy K.

No idea what the penalty would have been and whether it would have changed the results of the race, but that's not the kind of decision Wayne Taylor would have made after realizing they'd erred.

The downside of that decision, after compromising his integrity, would have been a tainted win that most likely would have been taken away, plus a possible fine, points penalty and or qualifying penalty against his team and/or drivers going forward.

The teams all agree to those rules so the sanctioning body would likely make an example of anyone ignoring them. Wayne knows both the rules and the sanctioning body officials well enough to know intentionally ignoring those rules would have been a low percentage choice that would have likely hurt his sons more than it would have helped them and the team.

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I agree Pat: well-deserved!

I also really wanted the Taylors to hang on. Jordan was great in his post-race interview, despite how tough it must have been.

Now, what are your thoughts on what Tommy Kendall had to say? Basically, that he would have kept Jordan in and then left it up to the stewards to decide whether they would assess the penalty. Would the penalty have disqualified them entirely, or would there have been a time penalty assessed? Would that time penalty have knocked them off the podium? The announcers did say that they would have bet on Jordan's taking the lead on the restart. Did the possible reward (winning the race) outweigh the risks?
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Well, this answers that. No matter how hard they tried to do the right thing...

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STATEMENT FROM WAYNE TAYLOR RACING
IMSA Issues Penalty for Exceeding Maximum Drive Time in Latter Stages of Rolex 24

EDITOR’S NOTE: The No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing was penalized by the Tudor United SportsCar Championship sanctioning body IMSA for exceeding a maximum drive-time limit during the latter stages of the Jan. 24-25 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Co-drivers Max Angelelli, Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor finished third after giving up second place via a driver change and subsequent stop-and-go penalty for entering a closed pit lane in the attempt to rectify the situation just prior to a restart with seven minutes remaining. It was discovered that Jordan Taylor had surpassed the maximum four-hour drive-time limit. The team was credited with a 16th-place finish – the final position in the Prototype-class running order – and credited with 16th-place championship points.

WAYNE TAYLOR, Team Owner, Wayne Taylor Racing – “Obviously, we are disappointed that inadvertently having Jordan drive a few more minutes than permitted has resulted in the issuance of these penalties. We fully understand IMSA’s stance on this and will not challenge the penalties levied against us. We will move forward and continue to do our very best to succeed in our goal of winning this championship, which is one of the most difficult championships in all of motor racing. We look forward to the next round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship at Sebring.”

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Jordan was over by 14min.

Now, Joey Gulish's #90 VisitFlorida.com prototype is officially listed as finishing 3rd.
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Re: 2015 Daytona 24hr

Didn't know he'd gone over but Wayne's response is exactly what I'd expect. He wants the rules applied to him as they would be to any team that goes over drivers time. Certainly not happy about losing points but there isn't any place to hide on this one. It was either a genuine error on their part or, once they realized they were in trouble, an intentional stretch of Jordan's time that they hoped would go unnoticed. I believe they brought him in for a change near the end, but we now know he'd already passed his maximum time allowance.
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